is not death or pain that is to be feared; but
the fear of pain or death. Hence we commend
him who says:
Death is no ill, but shamefully to die.
Courage, then, ought to be opposed to death,
and caution to the fear of death: whereas we, on
the contrary, oppose to death, flight; and to our
principle concerning it, carelessness and desperateness
EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book ii. §1. ¶2.
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